This week’s activity combines Pablo Picasso’s birthday (October 25th), Halloween, and an English Common Core activity all in one lesson! There is a lot of information about Pablo Picasso on the internet, and we highly recommend previewing any sites your students will use. Some of Picasso’s work may not be appropriate for elementary aged children.
The first activity is for sixth graders. They will read a short passage about Pablo Picasso and then answer some questions using what they have learned. This quick lesson reinforces ELA CCSS RI.6.2, RI.6.6 and W.6.5. Click on the image below to download.
The next activity is an art project that encourages students to use Picasso’s art to inspire them to create a Halloween monster. This lesson is created as ELA CCSS grades 1, 2, and 3, but the activity can be used for all levels of art students. Click on the image below to download.
- Pablo Picasso: Paintings, quotes, and biography this site offers a fantastically detailed overview of the famous Spanish modern artist.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides a great opportunity for a virtual field trip to view the museum’s collection of works by Picasso.
- Mrs. Picasso’s Art Room is one art teacher’s way of creating Picasso Monsters in the classroom. It gives step-by-step instruction!
- Pinterest: Picasso Monsters is where we connected with teachers from all over who have done similar activities in their classrooms. A few quick searches on Pinterest will provide you and your students some fantastic images to use as inspiration!